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NewsSeptember 20, 2017

Despite Legal Abortion in Great Britain, Women Cite Access Barriers, New Research Finds

Some women are seeking abortion services outside the formal health care system in Great Britain, where abortion is legally available, citing reasons such as access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances, according to new research from Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School at UT Austin.

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Media MentionJune 30, 2017

Despite FDA Rule, Teens May Struggle To Get Morning-After-Pill

 It’s been almost five years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made emergency contraception available without a prescription for all consumers, but a new study suggests it may not be any easier for some teens to buy the drug at pharmacies. LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken discusses. 

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Media MentionJune 1, 2017

Online access to abortion pill may be safe alternative to clinics

Women who don’t have access to reproductive health clinics can safely use telemedicine services to consult with a doctor and get drugs to terminate their pregnancy without surgery, suggests a study conducted by LBJ professor Abigail Aiken.

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NewsMay 18, 2017

Early Medical Abortion Using Medication and Online Telemedicine can be Highly Effective and Safe

Medical abortion using online telemedicine and self-administered medication can be highly effective with low rates of adverse events according to new research from Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.  

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Media MentionMay 17, 2017

Women Can Safely Induce Their Own Abortions, New Study Finds

Women living in countries with strict anti-abortion laws have long turned to dangerous methods to end their pregnancies, but the internet has slowly changed the nature of “back-alley” abortions by making the abortion pill available to women worldwide. A new study from LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken is one of the first to analyze the outcomes of women who go online to order abortion pills. Researchers found that they are able to end their pregnancies safely and effectively ― even without a doctor. And even while living in areas where abortion is criminalized.

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Media MentionMay 17, 2017

Online abortion services 'alternative to unsafe methods'

Online abortion services can offer an alternative to unsafe methods to end a pregnancy, research from LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken has suggested.

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Media MentionMay 17, 2017

Can Women Safely Take Abortion Pills At Home?

Abortion pills are as safe as clinical abortion, according to new research from the LBJ School's Abigail AIken.    

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Media MentionMay 17, 2017

Seeking medical abortions online is safe and effective, study finds

Almost 95% of those seeking drugs and advice online safely ended their pregnancy without medical intervention, say LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken, although women should still be wary of scammers. 

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Media MentionMay 16, 2017

Women Safely Take Abortion Pills At Home, With Online Consult

Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study.

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Media MentionMay 16, 2017

STUDY: TAKING ABORTION PILL AT HOME AS SAFE AS IN A CLINIC

Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study from the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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